You cannot go wrong, if every experience is perceived as a symbol of that which makes it possible to experience something

You cannot go wrong, when every way is a symbol of that which is life.

You cannot go wrong, when every way is a symbol of that which is life. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In a game like Monopoly the streets are marked with different colours, so that it is easy to see, where you are and what you own. This is of course an illusion. You are not in Monopoly, and whatever you seem to own has no value.

For the illusion of being in the world of Monopoly to work you must accept, that the different colours represent areas of different value, even though these colours are just painted on top of the very same cardboard. You must also accept to appear as if you are a little plastic car, that slowly moves from street to street, as if they are far from each other, even though they actually are coloured squares tightly fit together. Finally you must agree to the goal of the game, which is to take everything from everybody else, so that it is only you who have something.

It sounds strange, but that is how the game is, and without following its rules, you miss the fun of it. Likewise when playing the game of duality. It falls apart, if you think we are all the same, that there are no differences, and that we should share everything in love and peace.

Those who are good at taking from others within the framework of society gets the most, and in general also much respect for having taken so much to themselves at the expense of others.

In the world we are all separated. The change of colors in this pic, so that the person persons seems less separated has not changed a thing, as the pic is not real. Neither does all the talk about love, peace and oneness change a thing, because it has nothing to do with the reality of the world of duality. It is a world of separation and nothing can change that.

In the world we are all separated. By removing most colours in this photo, so it becomes monochromatic, makes the persons seem to be less separated. But as the image is not real nothing has actually changed. Likewise removing hate and whatnot from a world of duality does not change anything, as the world is not real, but a simulation on top of that of that which is real. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

We are not at one in a world of duality but different creatures appearing in different places. Contrary to what some claim we do not want peace. And we do not love each other, least of all ourselves. In a world of duality you can only survive by taking something – physically or psychologically – from outside of what you appear to be, so we are always at war with others.

Many dream about a higher power to lift them out of their misery. But the reason they see ugly things, and have unrealistic dreams about escaping it, is that they think they are ugly.

If you judge this to be bad, you have judged yourself to be bad. The world is in the eye of the beholder, and the world does not become less ugly and more beautiful, when you try to change it with love, peace and whatnot, because giving love is based on the idea of separation and therefore enhances the cause of you feeling ugly.

It is not possible escape an illusion, but it is possible to undo the belief in it
So how to escape the illusion of duality? Sorry to say, this is a silly question. It only makes sense, when you believe the illusion is real. How to escape Monopoly? No escape is needed. You are not there. It is a virtual world. The way to make it go away is not love, being at peace, or at one. Ideas like that only enhances the belief, that the world of Monopoly is real.

Any time you want Monopoly to go away, all what is needed is to put it back in its box. No need to leave the world of Monopoly, because you are not there. It was something you pretended and before you did that, while you pretended it and after pretending it, you are exactly what and where you are in the world of duality. The game of Monopoly does not change that.

Likewise that which is you is not in a world of duality but in non-duality. To put the world of duality – or rather the belief in it as real – back in its box takes no time or space, as there are no time in non-duality. Yet believing to be in a world of duality everything appears to take time – just like in the context of such a world it takes eight minutes for the rays of the sun to reach you – so undoing the belief in it also seems to take time.

Some ways are so comforting, that they seem faster.

Some ways are so comforting, that they seem faster. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To see everything in the world as symbols of life
If you are a long time reader of Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings, you probably know by now, that one recommendation of them is to see everything in the world as symbols of life – or in the context of this article to see everything in duality as a symbol of non-duality.

This recommendation is not meant say, that this is the best way – there are no right ways in an illusion – to return to non-duality. But it may be the fastest way, although ultimately speaking it is a journey without distance, because as non-duality is formless it is endless and you have therefore never left it.

´Seeing everything in the of world duality as symbols of non-duality´ is an illusion within the illusion of duality, but it may help you to see, that you are not in a world of duality but that which is making it possible for such an illusion to be experienced, namely non-duality.

It may not work, however, if you use it to deny what you judge as bad, because what is denied is hidden. But the beauty of ´seeing everything in a world of duality as symbols of non-duality´ is, that even if you use it to deny and exclude specific feelings, this denial and exclusion is fortunately only possible due to non-duality, so they are of course also symbols of that.

Though it is due to electricity, you can experience a cup of coffee, the coffee in no way resembles electricity, no matter with how much love it is produced. Likewise duality in no way resembles the life that makes it possible to experience duality. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Though it is due to electricity a cup of coffee can be experienced, it does not resemble electricity, regardless the way it is presented. Likewise duality in no way resembles non-duality though there is nothing else than that which makes it possible to experience such an illusion, because non-duality is formless and therefore endless. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Though none of the illuminated appearances in a dark room resemble electricity – regardless that is the power making it possible to perceive them – and though there is no electricity in them, you could say they are symbols of it.

Likewise you can say, that everything perceived in a world of duality is a symbol of non-duality, because though there non-duality is not in a world of duality and nothing there resembles it, everything you seem to see there is a symbol non-duality, as non-duality is formless and therefore endless, so there is nothing else than that to make it possible to experience the illusion of duality.

So you cannot go wrong by seeing everything in a world of duality as symbols non-duality. Even though love and hate seems so different in a world of duality, the difference does not make a difference, when it is not the appearance that matters but what they symbolise.

There are no rules in an illusion, that you must follow. That would be an illusion.

The more everything in a world of duality, whether it appears to be bad or good, is seen as symbols of life, the less duality appears to be real, and so you feel free. When this feeling or any other is also perceived as a symbol non-duality, you cannot feel yourself as someone definitive anymore. Consequently the belief in duality is undone and the world of duality is back in the black box, where it seemed to come from.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #2.2 Everything experienced is a symbol of life.

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